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Dawn Wells Presents What Would Mary Ann Do?

As TV viewers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of iconic sitcom Gilligan’s Island this fall, the Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to welcome the show’s very own Mary Ann, Dawn Wells, for an author talk. Ms. Wells discusses her new book What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

“Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann?” Gilligan’s Island fans have been asking that question for generations, but now we find out the real question we should have been asking is “What would Mary Ann Do?” Mary Ann was the beautiful and sensible everygirl that most viewers could relate to and Dawn Wells, the actress who played her, reveals the impact her character has had on fans the world over and sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that, yes, good girls can and do finish first. In her appearance at Santa Monica Public Library, Ms. Wells discusses her new book, What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life, with TV journalist Jim Colucci and shares her memories of making Gilligan’s Island. A book sale and signing follows.

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating inside the auditorium is first come, first served. Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

For more information on this and other public programs, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.


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